Spot It With #s




I made this game for a school project a while ago, and thought it would be a great idea to share it with you.

It's a Mathematical twist to the traditional spot it game.

Spot it is a great game with a few ways of playing.

Basically if you find a match on your card to the one in the middle (there is always one and only one match between two cards) you either play to get rid of your cards, and place on the pile, or you try to get the cards on your pile.

Step 1: Rules of the Game

Number Spotter is a simple game that can be played 3 different ways. There are 43 cards in the game. Every card has 8 equations or numbers. Each card always has something that matches another.

1. Game 1 can be played with 2 or 3 players. With 2 and 3 players each player starts with one card. On the table the left over cards should be in a pile left turned up so you could see what is on the top card. When you are ready to start say 1, 2, 3 GO. If you see one of the top cards and it has something that matches on your card call out what it is and put it on your first card. Repeat until there are no more cards. Then count your cards, and the person with the most cards wins!

2. Game 2 can also be played with 2 or 3 players. With 2 players each starts with 21 cards, and with 3 players each starts with 14 cards, for 2 and 3 players one card in the middle. To start the game say 1, 2, 3 GO. Find a match on your top card, and put it on the middle card and call out your match. There are no ties. The game is over when one player finishes his cards first.

3. Game 3 is only for one person. All you need is the hour glass and the number spotter cards. To start the game, flip the hour glass. You choose which game you want to use (1 or 2). The game ends when the hourglass runs out. See how many cards you went through and keep playing to beat your own record.

Step 2: Materials

Step 3: Making Cards

I actually have all the cards made, and available for you to print

Just print it double sided in color (on cardstock would work great), and then cut them out


Step 4: Making Box

all you have to do is print this file and paste it on

  1. paste big circle on top
  2. place 2 thicker sides together and on main side
  3. place 2 thinner sides together on side of cover

You may have to trim the box in height

Step 5: Making the Instructions

the instructions are formatted exactly like spot it, a folding paper with instructions and pictures.

  1. Just print this file double sided and you will get 2 rows of half instructions,
  2. just tape it in the middle and you're done

It's that easy

Step 6: Enjoy in Good Playtime

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    5 Discussions


    2 years ago

    where can I look to find info on the algorithm that you used to be sure that there is always a match?

    Love what you did. I'm an English as a second language teacher. Would love to do this game with my own vocabulary. Do you have a template you followed to make sure the cards always have 1 matching?


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Will you be uploading the cards to share? My family loves Spot It, and I'd like to give this a shot. It looks fun, but challenging!

    Also, I'm intrigued by how managed to ensure that there is a match between any given two cards. I've always been impressed with the feat by whoever designed all the Spot It games, so I'm curious how you did it!

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    i will be uploading all files used and printed,

    also i found out the algorithm online and wrote a program to randomly choose an equation, or number, and which type of equation(+/-/etc.)